The American Journal of Managed Care > February 2011

The American Journal of Managed Care - February 2011

March 08, 2011 – James M. Naessens, ScD; Robert J. Stroebel, MD; Dawn M. Finnie, MPA; Nilay D. Shah, PhD; Amy E. Wagie, BA; William J. Litchy, MD; Patrick J. F. Killinger, MA; Thomas J. D. O'Byrne, BS; Douglas L. Wood, MD; and Robert E. Nesse, MD
Multiple chronic conditions among working-age adults lead to high costs over many years. Understanding how to effectively manage such patients is an important challenge.
March 09, 2011 – Karen M. Keogh, PhD; Susan M. Smith, MD; Patricia White, PhD; Sinead McGilloway, PhD; Alan Kelly, PhD; James Gibney, MD; and Tom O'Dowd, MD
A family-based intervention targeting negative and/or inaccurate illness perceptions in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes was effective in improving glycemic control.
March 07, 2011 – Kostas Athanasakis, MSc; Anastasis G. Skroumpelos, MSc; Vassiliki Tsiantou, MSc; Katerina Milona, MSc; and John Kyriopoulos, PhD
A coinsurance rate decrease can result in increased adherence to oral antihyperglycemic agents and improved clinical outcomes and cost savings for the healthcare system.
March 05, 2011 – Richard J. Butler, PhD; Taylor K. Davis, BA; William G. Johnson, PhD; and Harold H. Gardner, MD
Prescription nonadherence in older patients with chronic health conditions resulted in more emergency department use.
March 06, 2011 – Gary Y. Leung, PhD; Jianying Zhang, MD, MPH; Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD; and Robin E. Clark, PhD
Persons with substance use disorders were less likely and persons with schizophrenia/paranoia were more likely to be adherent to measures of diabetes care quality.
March 04, 2011 – Karen J. Wernli, PhD; Erin J. Aiello Bowles, MPH; Sebastien Haneuse, PhD; Joanne G. Elmore, MD, MPH; and Diana S.M. Buist, PhD, MPH
Woman-level characteristics such as breast symptoms at mammography are associated with earlier follow-up within an integrated health system with an active breast health plan.
March 14, 2011 – Thomas K. Thomas, MBA
India's emerging health insurance sector faces significant operational challenges that managed care models can help to address.
March 14, 2011 – Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA; Anita L. Hart, MD; Robert F. Paretti, MD; Latoya Kuhn, MPH; Ann E. Dowling, BSN, RN; Judy L. Benkeser, BSN, RN; and David A. Spahlinger, MD
We assessed the frequency of and reasons for medically unnecessary hospital days, which affect patients, payers, hospitals, and healthcare providers.
March 14, 2011 – Julia C. Prentice, PhD; B. Graeme Fincke, MD; Donald R. Miller, ScD; and Steven D. Pizer, PhD
Longer primary care wait times were associated with small increases in glycated hemoglobin levels. Diabetes care quality improvement strategies should consider timely access to care.
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